This is a 1993 Chevrolet C1500 Regular-Cab Long-Bed pickup. For those of you who do not know, the “C” designation means it is a 2-wheel drive model. 4×4 models got the “K” designation. Aside from a parking brake that proved to be inoperable, the peeling paint that is typical of GM products from this era, stereo speakers that were shot, and an interior in serious need of a cleaning, the truck was fine. It just needed some relatively minor work. Even the air-conditioner, which was still charged with R-12 (1993 was the last year Chevy used R-12 in most of its cars and trucks), worked great!
Here are the Private Party Blue Book Values for this truck:
Very Good: $2,417
I’d put this truck somewhere between “Fair” and “Good,” which would place its current value somewhere in the $2,000 range. The peeling paint on the hood doesn’t bother me too much, so I won’t include the cost of a new paintjob. The cost for fixing the brakes and the cost of a new stereo system, combined with sales tax and all of the usual cost for registering and insuring a vehicle will probably come to about two grand. Providing the engine lasts a little longer, you have yourself one hell of a work truck!
Standard features on both “Cheyenne” and “Silverado” models include padded armrests, rear-wheel antilock brakes, Solar-Ray tinted glass (deep-tinted glass was available on extended-cab models only), intermittent windshield wipers, and a deluxe heater/outside-air-type defogger with side window defoggers (air-conditioning was an extra cost option not just in the base models, but even in the more expensive Silverado models), among other options. An AM radio was standard on the Cheyenne, which is surprising even for almost 20 years ago, but the Silverado came with an AM/FM radio standard. The list of standard features on the W/T, Cheyenne, and Silverado would go on for a very long time, so let’s get started on the options this particular truck has.
This truck is equipped with the following options on top of the many standard features:
Convenience Group (includes Tilt-Wheel Adjustable Steering Column and electronic speed control)
Convenience Group (includes power door locks and power windows)
Seating: Custom Cloth split bench
Radio: AM/FM stereo with premium dual rear speakers, seek-scan, cassette tape player, and digital clock
Sliding rear window
15″ cast-aluminum wheels
5.0L (305 cu. in.) V8 w/EFI-175 SAE Net HP @ 4000 RPM and 270 Torque (lb.-ft.) @ 2400 RPM
This truck does not have the G80 locking/limited-slip/posi rear end, just a conventional open rear diff. This drivetrain and option combination is typical of what you might find in ab rand new truck on a dealer’s lot back in 1993 if you chose to buy off the lot instead of ordering.
This truck has the Conventional Two-Tone Paint (RPO ZY2), in Teal Green Metallic w/Quicksilver Metallic lower accents. The interior is gray custom cloth with a split bench seat.